Gentrification is a harsh reality that affects thousands on a day to day bases. With a series of relocations, erasure, and price hikes in all aspects, it has been made clear that the effects of gentrification are not a positive one nor is it an isolated incident. Despite all of these very real factors, one may argue that gentrification is a necessity for community growth but it is clearly another form of imperialism where the rich benefit and the poor are moved out and left to figure it out.
Harlem is a neighborhood in the northern part in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Since the early 1900’s, Harlem is known as a major African American community stretching from the Harlem River and East River on the east side, and from the Hudson River on the west side. The neighborhood of Harlem begins with 155th Street in the north, bordering right next to Washington Heights, and ending roughly on 110th Street west of Fifth Avenue. Harlem’s population is currently at 131,000 as of the 2014-2015 census with a median household income of $38.8k. The Racial-Ethnic Composition of Harlem currently has 28% White (Non-Hispanic), 22.5% Blacks (Non-Hispanics), 8.4% Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 38.1% Hispanic (of any race.) according to NYC Community
a) Specialization is an element of the congressional committee system in which members of Congress are divided into specified areas of policy with the idea that the Congressmen will be experts in their specific areas. The specialization of these congressmen allows for a more efficient legislative process as Congressmen will have an advanced foundation that can therefore limit the amount of debates on bills. As a result, the congressional committee system will perform adequately.
I observed a Mauston City Council meeting on September 8th at the City Hall. The meeting lasted for a total of 38 minutes, 13 minutes of that time was spent in closed session. The members in attendance were Mayor Brian McGuire and council members Dennis Nielsen, Dennis Emery, Francis McCoy, Steve Leavitt, Rick Noe, Floyd Babcock, and Leslie Householder. Joining them were Acting Police Chief Mike Zilisch, City Administrator Nathan Thiel, Public Works Director Rob Nelson, and Administrative Assistant Diane Kropiwka. Many high school students were there to observe the meeting. Mayor McGuire brought the meeting to order at 6:30 pm and before starting official business, the pledge was said. First they approved the minutes and then moved to approving a new operator’s license but the applicant didn’t show up. The next items were discussion and action on temporary “Class B” licenses for St. Patrick’s Church Fall Festival, Mauston Lion’s Club Festival Foods 50th Anniversary, and Juneau County Agricultural Society’s JCAIRS barn dance. All were approved and they moved to the next item of business which was the citizen’s address to the
Introduction and thesis: The topic chosen for this essay concerns the relationship between racial profiling and sentencing. It is relevant to the course material because it concerns the ways someone is treated depending on his or her ethnic origins, and it makes it an interesting sociological and criminological phenomena. This is the reason why I chose to write on this topic, and because I find it an important issue in our society. This essay will demonstrates that visible minorities are more likely to be subjects to harsher sentencing than the majority, and more than them.
Neighborhoods just toward the west and east of downtown Baltimore, including Sandtown-Winchester and stretching out into rural Baltimore County, display high rates of poverty. Those neighborhoods are overwhelmingly black, mirroring a long history of express and verifiable approaches in the locale that yielded abnormal amounts of racial and monetary isolation. This racial segregation and poverty fixation enable record for stark contrasts between Baltimore 's black and white populaces in key financial results to like instruction, work, and youngster
According to Lee and Dong (2012), in April 2010, the Arizona State Legislature enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“S.B. 1070”), which establishes or amends state immigration offenses and defines local police officers’ immigration law enforcement authority where Section 1 of S.B. 1070 states that the Arizona legislature’s goal in enacting this statute was to deter illegal immigrants from entering the country and from engaging in economic activity (Retrieved from https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/11-182). Although the State of Arizona is frustrated with the problem with illegal aliens, it cannot take the matter over their own hands without going through the United States Supreme Court Decision to make it equal for all states not just one.
The Mission of 4U Housing Coalition (4UC) is to advocate for the planning and development of housing units for large families in the Humboldt Park area. The history of Humboldt Park shows Humboldt Park is one of 77 officially designated community areas, located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. The Humboldt Park neighborhood is known for its dynamic social and ethnic demographic change over the years. The Puerto Rican community has identified strongly with the area since the 1970s; however, gentrification and displacement has significantly
Recently on Tuesday, a very close cheerleading friend of mine named Alana Lyons committed suicide. She drove her car on the train tracked and sat in her car ready to die. I never want anyone to ever feel like they have no one. I remember my freshman year in the Freshman Living and Learning Center, I had the best Community Assistants ever. They were always there for me if I needed to talk or help with homework. I moved to college all alone, and they helped me break out of my shell. They were like a family to me and they still are my FLLC family. I could always count on them for anything. They were a support system. If my friend had a stronger support system, she would be alive today. I want to genuinely help any resident and be there support system. What will help me the most as a Community Assistant and that will help me to succeed is that I will always want to grow and improve. I am very eager to learn and take criticism.
"America 's Urban Crisis A Decade After The Los Angeles Riots." National Civic Review 92.1 (2003): 35. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Mar. 2016.
Since the beginning of recorded time, people have always wanted protection from danger. Real police work involves a police officer being able to serve and protect, police officers are suppose to enforce laws, maintain order and keep crime rate down. This essay will scrutinize Baltimore, as well as the broader struggle over crime and policing. The city of Baltimore, is disreputable for its substantially high crime rate, this includes a violent crime rate that ranks high above the national average. A majority of the issues in Baltimore fall under the mayor and the Police Commissioner.
Today 's society has various standpoints when looking at this very contentious topic in the US: Minimum wage. To illustrate, imagine coming home every day to your family and not being able to you or your family to have dinner as you didn’t make enough money during work. Imagine having to share a small cramped apartment with a family of 4 to save a few pennies for necessities such as food, water, and medical care. Indeed, these are the conditions these families living on minimum wage are experiencing. You may ask, who doesn’t want the minimum wage to increase; the more, the better right? Well, people 's answers may fluctuate depending on their situation. For example, the community who wants the minimum wage to increase is made up of people with
The articles “Technology” by Neil Postman and “I’m So Totally, Digitally, Close to You” by Clive Thompson, both set to address the role of technology in society and debate whether the internet has an effect on the community. Does community exist on the internet? Thompson argues that the internet, social media more specifically, provides a “dynamic of small town life”. With the involvement of social media in the twenty first century, does the definition of community adapt to this new phenomenon. The possibility of social media being a valid medium of which communities can thrive is likely because the internet resembles aspects and characteristics of the traditional community and the existence of the physical world and the virtual world are
In the excerpt of “My Neighborhood Makes It Easier To Get Pregnant Than To Go To College,’ Shanice Joseph explains her community’s situation, going over the immense amount of resources for mothers and the lack of resources for those that want to attend college. She struggled with the commute to her school, necessities for college, and had concerns about whether she would be able to pay off her rent. To conclude her argument, her community makes it easier to get pregnant than to attend college.
In judicial review of zoning matters . . . the correct test to be applied is whether the issue before the administrative body is fairly debatable, that is, whether its determination is based upon evidence from which reasonable persons could come to different conclusions. . . . For its conclusion to be fairly debatable, the administrative agency overseeing the variance decision must have substantial evidence on the record supporting its decision.